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pyridine

noun pyr·i·dine \ˈpir-ə-ˌdēn\

Definition of PYRIDINE

:  a toxic water-soluble flammable liquid base C5H5N of pungent odor that is the parent of many naturally occurring organic compounds and is used as a solvent and as a denaturant for alcohol and in the manufacture of pharmaceuticals and waterproofing agents

Origin of PYRIDINE

pyr- + -ide + 2-ine
First Known Use: 1851

pyridine

noun pyr·i·dine \ˈpir-ə-ˌdēn\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PYRIDINE

:  a toxic water-soluble flammable liquid base C5H5N of pungent odor that is the parent of many naturally occurring organic compounds and is used as a solvent and a denaturant for alcohol and in the manufacture of pharmaceuticals (as antiseptics and antihistamines) and waterproofing agents

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